Interdisciplinary Connections seminar series (Autumn): American Disaster Narratives of the 1970's

Posted by jcm22 at Sep 05, 2018 01:10 PM |
31 October 2018 - This lecture will outline the genre conventions of the disaster narrative whilst also exploring the anxieties and legacies of this 'peculiar American phenomenon'.

Details

Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Time: 12noon - 1pm
Location: Attenborough Second Floor LR 206

Contact: Dr Scott Freer


Overview

Speaker: Dr Scott Freer

The 1970s witnessed the ‘golden age’ of American disaster narratives in both literature and film, and many of the dramatised themes anticipate present-day debates on ‘eco-collapse’, political ‘terrorist’ threats, irresponsible and corrupt corporate capitalism, natural disaster and evil suffering, and other monstrosities of modernity.

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